Charley Harper was an astonishingly versatile artist, fluent in many techniques from brushy abstraction to precise realism. He is best known for his unique style combining straight and curved lines and flat areas of carefully selected color. Although he painted a full menagerie of creatures, birds were his most common subject. With their dynamic, arabesque lines, crisp planes of color, and inventive depictions of motion, Harper’s images of birds reflect the artist’s awareness of Cubism, Minimalism, Einsteinian physics, and countless other developments in Modern art and science. His hummingbird images are informed by all of the above!
Contains five each of the following notecards:
Hummingbird HomemakerHummer Hellos
• 10 blank notecards (5 each of 2 designs) with envelopes
• Decorative wallet-style folio
• Printed in full color on recycled paper with soy-based inks
• High-quality 250 gsm card stock
• Soft white envelopes
• Pomegranate’s notecard folios feature exclusive selections of art from museums and artists around the world
Box size: 5 x 7.25 x .625 in.
Card size: 5 x 7 in.
Midcentury modernist Charley Harper (American, 1922–2007) portrayed the natural world with heart and humor. In vivid colors and simple shapes, his cardinals, ladybugs, and clever critters have become icons of wildlife art. His illustrations were published in magazines and books, notably Ford Times and The Giant Golden Book of Biology. A longtime conservationist, Harper created posters for more than 50 nature- and conservation-oriented organizations. His US National Park Service posters—massive, requiring a year each to paint—showcase delightful depictions of entire ecosystems in a style he defined as “minimal realism.” In his adopted hometown of Cincinnati, his public works are the legacy of an artist truly beguiled by the wild, one whose art was a quiet catalyst for ecological action.
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